WIN WIN WIN! A Copy of The Real McCaw: The Autobiography
To mark the release of the paperback version of Richie McCaw's biography, "The Real McCaw", we have three copies to give away to B&M readers.
In the book, McCaw talks with brutal honesty about the roots of his family life that defined his character and how it gave him the strength to emerge from the lowest moment in his career to lift the Webb Ellis Cup, and become the most successful captain world rugby has ever seen.
You'll have to read it yourself to see how many of the chapters are offside at the breakdown. To be in with a chance of winning, send an email with your address, entitled "Richie Comp" to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fancy buying it? Grab one here.
Win a copy of the Lions RAW DVD with bloodandmud.com
Check out the ridiculous skills on display from his His Mightiness, Brian O'Driscoll in this teaser clip from the upcoming Lions RAW DVD.
To celebrate BOD's no look pass, and the release of the latest Lions docu on 28 October (pre-order it now from here), we have five copies to give away to you lucky readers.
To be in with a shout of winning one, simply answer this question:
Who is the player with most international caps that has never been selected for a Lions tour?
Send your answers to this email address, and put 'RAW comp' as the subject.
COMPETITION! Win yourself a Raging Bull shirt
To be in with a chance of winning, simply email your name and address to this email with the title Raging Bull Comp, specifying which shirt you would like.
This competition is now closed!
Win yourself an iPhone case with dumpTackle!
The ever so generous fellas over at dumpTackle have given us one of their top new iPhone cases to give away to the best readership in the rugby world.
Not only will these cases protect your phone, they will say plenty about what your views on certain sports are. You don't get that that with one from the dodgy stall at the indoor market, this here is quality merchandise. Have a look at their website for more quality gear.
Win a pair of tickets to the Marriott London Sevens on 12th & 13th May
The world’s finest rugby sevens talent will be on show at Twickenham Stadium in the Marriott London Sevens on the 12th and 13th May. This year thousands of fans in flowing flares and groovy afros will embrace the 1970s disco theme, while enjoying the fast, expansive rugby at one of the top events in the London social calendar.
Last year’s festival of rugby saw a world record 100,000 fans head through the gates over the two days. With 35,000 tickets already sold, the 2012 event is on course to be even bigger and better.
During March weekend tickets for all the action on 12th & 13th May are available from just £20. After that, weekend passes start from £30, single day tickets from £18 and kids tickets at £5 each day. Visit www.rfu.com/tickets or call 0844 847 2492. (Tickets are subject to availability and booking fees apply)
But, if you and a friend fancy going to the event courtesy of your favourite rugby blog, then simply send your name and address to this email, and please put Sevens Comp in the subject line. Good luck!
Check out the video after the jump
Friday Fun and win some training gear with Canterbury NZ
Canterbury are currently running a weekly game where they ask for puns on rugby players' names along a different theme each week, this week’s theme was a Racing XV in light of the Grand National, and here is the lineup.
1. Johnny Golding Cup
2. Schalk-alakaboomboom Brits
3. Comply or Dai Young
4. Quintin Gelding-huys
5. Neigh-than Hines
6. Tim Jodhpur
7. Bobbyjo Worsley
8. Zinzan Beechers Brooke
9. Piri Whip-u
10. Felipe Conte-pony
11. Bruce Reins-hana
12. Yearling Mortlock
13. Billy Twelve-Ain-Trees
14. Mark Cueto Star
15. Hugo Southwell Racecourse
And because the guys at Canterbury are so generous they've given Blood and Mud some kit to give away to the readers. For those gearing up for the summer months, and looking to keep fit during some (hopefully) warmer weather, Canterbury's range of 'hot' baselayers are designed to keep you cold in even the warmest temperatures. Made from BaseLayer fabric which uses the technology of a moisture wicking transport system, the tops conserve energy that would otherwise be utilised to maintain a consistent body temperature.
We've got three tops to give away, so to be in with a chance of winning one, then send an email to this address. Good luck! If you're not luck enough to win this time don't fret as they're available at http://shop.canterbury.com
Get your club kitted out by Eden Park, official supplier to the England team
Eden Park, the official formalwear supplier to the RFU, are giving one lucky rugby team the opportunity to be kitted out in the casual collection. In addition the club will receive a once in a lifetime training session at their home ground with none other than Danny Care.
For an opportunity to win simply follow this link to the Facebook competition, submit your reasons why your team deserve to win, and Danny will choose the club that he feels are worthy of becoming Britain’s best dressed rugby team.
Fancy winning the official Rugby World Cup 2011 Game? Read on..
We have the brand spanking new official Rugby World Cup 2011 game to give away to you lovely people, both on XBOX and PS3.
The game features:
Familiar, Fast, Fun and Flowing Gameplay – play as one of twenty teams, with official England, South Africa, France, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Argentina and USA licenses.
5 Game Modes – Tournament, International Test, Warm-Up Tour, Place Kick Shootout and Online play via Xbox Live and PSN.
Three outstanding commentary teams – none of which involve anyone who works for ITV, you'll be glad to hear.
Intuitive Player/Team Editor – modify line-up, set play selections, positional preferences, players details, attributes and abilities.
HD detail – extending to the inclusion of thigh tape, wrist tape, finger tape and scrum caps. Feel your nation’s support as the fully detailed 3D crowds react to your performance on the pitch.
To be in with a chance of winning please email this address with 'RWC Game Comp' in the title, please include your address and preferred format (XBOX or PS3) in the message body.
WIN! Springboks Rugby World Cup & ABSA Jersey
The shirt, which incorporates gold detailing and iconic victory dates on the right arm, features the new Loop 21 collar design and latest fabric technology, providing South Africa with the best possible on-field support and making it the strongest jersey that Canterbury have ever produced.
From the sound of it, just putting one on will probably transform you into a better player and man, so it's great news that we are giving one of you lovely people a chance to win one.
To be in with a chance of feeling the Loop 21 collar caress the nape of your neck like a gentle and attentive lover, send an email to this address with "boks" as the title.
Competition closes Friday 15 July so get clicking and typing and the like.
Win yourself a Six Nations matchday feast with unearthed®
Let's be honest, not all of us can get to a stadium or a pub to watch a Six Nations match these days, so we end up settling for beer and some bland carbohydrate based snacks in the comfort of our home.
We here at the blog feel that you (and the Six Nations) deserve better food than that, so we have teamed up with unearthed®, the leading brand in great tapas and quality sharing snacks from across the Mediterranean, to give you a chance of winning something far more appetising to snack on.
The lucky winner will receive the following from the unearthed range:
- A set of unearthed's Tapas range including:
- White Bean Tapas with Manchego – tender Gigante beans in a tomato and onion sauce, topped with Manchego, parsley and chilli.
- Chorizo in Mojo Pepper Sauce (pictured, mmmmm)– unearthed® cooking chorizo has gained a bit of a cult following and here it is combined with a rich, tasty pepper sauce.
- Pork Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce – smoke-dried Chipotle peppers are one of the great flavours of Mexican cooking, combined here with meatballs for another cracking tapas dish.
- A case of unearthed® Beef Biltong (16 packs!) – South Africa’s favourite snack and we can see why. Made with Southern African expertise and recipes in Yorkshire, these tasty strips of dry cured beef will be the things to munch when the Six Nations comes around.
- A case of unearthed® Snacking Chorizo (16 packs!) - chorizo has been one of the foodie hits of recent times and now it has been made mini and bagged up so it is easy to snack. Much more exciting than peanuts!
For more information on the unearthed story and product range, visit www.discoverunearthed.com
To win this gastronomical delight, please answer the following on topic question: What is the name of the mountain range that separates France and Spain?
Please send your answers to email@example.com with "unearthed comp" as the title. Entries close on Friday 11th February. Good luck!
*NB: Entrants must be UK residents (excluding Northern Ireland, sorry!)